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2018 Annual Meeting of Members Highlights

The ACFP Annual Meeting of Members held on Saturday, March 3rd at the Annual Scientific Assembly saw 128 registered members in attendance. The Board of Directors were pleased with the turn out and the level of participation.

Members reviewed and responded to the annual audit and the budget plan and voted on the membership fee. Members approved the nomination of current Director, Dr. Vishal Bhella, as the President-Elect and one nomination for a new member-at-large on the ACFP Board of Directors, Dr. Anila Ramaliu from Calgary. Dr. Ramaliu brings a set of skills and perspectives that will bring value to the Board in the coming years.

CPFC President, Dr. Guillaume Charbonneau, and CEO, Dr. Francine Lemire brought greetings and spoke highly of the leadership ACFP shows in the national primary care movement.




The Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) is a Chapter of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Incorporated as a Society in 1997, the ACFP is governed by a set of bylaws. The ACFP Governance Advisory Committee reviews the bylaws periodically and makes recommendations for amendment to the ACFP Board of Directors.  Upon ACFP Board approval, the proposed amendments are presented to the CFPC Board of Directors for their approval.  Final approval is obtained by the passing of a special resolution by the ACFP Members at the Annual Meeting of Members as described in Article 11 of the ACFP Bylaws.

Current Bylaws

Our Bylaws help define the roles of the board, committees, and members and provide direction for the governance of the Chapter. The current Bylaws of the Alberta Chapter of the CFPC were approved at the Annual Meeting of Members on March 5, 2016 and registered on March 29, 2016.

Call for ACFP Committee Members – Share Your Passion and Get Involved!

We are looking for volunteers to join various committees to help the ACFP progress into the future! We need invaluable input, innovation and creative ideas to build and shape the programs and services that we provide to our members. Being involved in a committee is a great way to help develop the ACFP, gain experience in various member service areas, participate in system level discussions, and support the organization that supports your specialty.

For more information on all ACFP Committees, including terms of reference, visit Board and Committees.


The ACFP is proud of the engaged and dedicated members helping advance excellence in family medicine in Alberta. With their guidance and expertise, the ACFP is able to deliver relevant initiatives and activities. The College invites you to get involved and is currently looking for members to fill the following vacancies.

  • Membership Advisory Committee – 3 Regional Representatives (North, South, Central)
  • Awards and Recognition Committee – 1 Regional Representative (Rural)
  • Learn How to Apply

Membership Advisory Committee (MAC)

The Membership Advisory Committee (MAC) serves to ensure the ACFP is meeting the needs of its diverse membership. The committee is responsive to emergent member needs, and will, where necessary, create sub-committees or task forces to identify and meet these needs. This committee reports to the Executive Director with strategies and recommendations and will work with the ACFP staff to implement these through operational means. We are recruiting to the following positions:

  • 3 Regional Representatives from the North, South and Central areas

Awards and Recognition Committee (Awards)

The ACFP Awards and Recognition Committee plays an important role in building awareness for the ACFP, its members, and the significant role the ACFP plays in the advancing family practice in Alberta. The ACFP Awards and Recognition Committee recognizes, celebrates, and supports family physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students in excellence in leadership, education, advocacy, and research. The Committee helps to promote the ACFP Awards Program and plays a strong role in scanning viable candidates for provincial and national awards and recognition. We are recruiting to the following positions:

  • 1 Member-at-Large position, representing a rural area

How to Apply

Should you have any questions, please contact the ACFP office by telephone at 780-488-2395 or by email at

Applications should be emailed to and include a letter of interest (250 words max) along with a summary of your experience or a copy of your CV.